February 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Farm preserved in Warriors Mark

The state’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board took action this week to preserve 2,369 more acres of farmland in the state, including 102.3 acres in Huntingdon County.  The acreage is part of a crop farm owned by Kenneth and Rebecca Near More...

New spring events to be featured in area

Many popular, and some new events and activities around Raystown Lake will be available in the coming months. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: John Perow  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Huntingdon resident seeks council seat

A longtime Huntingdon Borough resident has announced his intent to run for Huntingdon Borough Council.  Jeff Gill, a resident of the Fifth District, is collecting signatures to seek one of four open four-year terms on council.  More...

Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia

Students at Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, welcomed United States Postal Service employee Penny Grubb, seated, center, in February for a presentation on how the postal service collects, sorts and More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Westbrook, Durant reunion awkward

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.  Just not about one another.  Reunited on the Western Conference All-Star team, the former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates &m More...

Stanford beats Cal

STANFORD, Calif. More...

Blue Jackets edge Pens 2-1 in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets provided a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena with a captivating look at what the first round of the playoffs might look like.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mother overly influenced by ‘favorite child’

Dear Annie: It has been over a year since my sister and I had a falling-out. She used to live with me but moved in with my mother. I have tried to reconcile with her to keep harmony within the family. I have been unsuccessful. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017:  More...

Seniors oppose merger concept

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties are among 52 other agencies across the state facing consolidation if Gov. Tom Wolf has his way. More...

PRIDE auction headquarters open

Huntingdon County PRIDE (Promoting Rehabilitation, Independence, Dignity and Education) is gearing up for its 43rd Telethon to be held Wednesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 25, and has opened this year’s PRIDE auction headquarters.  More...

Communication key of CareerLink training

Huntingdon County CareerLink is teaming up to offer a free conference with the aid of its business partners and participating organizations, including Juniata College which has approved Ellis Hall as the conference site.  More...

General News

National Guard may be mobilized to round up unauthorized immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associate More...

Federal regulators issued warning for California dam evacuation plan

Communities just downstream of California’s Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself — rather than its spillways — were to abruptly fail, the state water agency tha More...

‘Fist Fight’ stars discuss need for comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy “Fist Fight” that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncertain and divisive times.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 18   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Feb. 19   More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Wrestling:

Area advances nine to semifinals

District 6-AA wrestling competition is half over and there are plenty of locals in good position for today’s action at the Altoona High School Field House. More...

District Five Playoffs

Tussey teams return to postseason play

The Tussey Mountain girls will open their postseason schedule with a home District Five Class AA quarterfinal contest Wednesday, while the Titan boys will travel to Berlin Tuesday for Class AA quarterfinal game. More...

Playoff Pairings

Following are the opening round pairings for Class 3A, 2A and 1A boys’ teams and Class 2A and 1A girls’ teams. Listings are in order of brackets and each listing includes seed in parentheses. More...

Religion News

Man’s collection of Bibles dates back to 1551

Some of the pages in the books are yellowed and brittle from age, while others remain unblemished.  But they’re all gently turned by the hands of a Sugarloaf Township man, their safe keeper, offering a quiet swoosh or crinkle each time he More...

Knights of Columbus Council 4644

The Huntingdon Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima Council 4644, honored Kevin Hallahan for his leadership over the last 25 years and for recognizing children with a father/son, mother/daughter b More...

German Bible from 1787 is Martin Luther’s version

One of Duane Hildebrand’s latest finds as he expands his collection of 801 Bibles is a 1787 German Bible he found at Goodwill online.  On the front it says, in German, that it contains the Old and New Testaments according to Martin Luther, More...

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